New Tinder Update: Smart Profiles and Algorithm Improvement Makes Matching Easier

Source: Tinder
Source: Tinder

Tinder is hoping its more than 50 million users are one swipe closer to finding their happily ever after — or at least their happily 'til sunrise — with the app's latest update, which rolled out nationwide on Wednesday and features an updated algorithm.

"With the updated algorithm, machine learning technology assesses and interprets the signals sent by our millions of users," Tinder's chief technology officer, Ryan Ogle, said in a statement, according to TechCrunch. "With our ears even closer to the ground, we provide users with the most relevant potential matches to result in more meaningful connections."

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The redesigned member profiles, which Tinder is now calling "smart profiles," also now feature a job and education section. "Now you'll know whether you're looking at the profile of a fellow alum from your university or someone in an interesting industry," the company posted on its blog Wednesday. 

The smart profile also makes certain information about a potential match available to a user depending on what information the user chooses to offer. Especially pertinent information, such as a mutual friend or alma mater, will appear front-and-center to the swiper.

Source: Mic/Tinder

While the potential for awkwardness is arguably heightened — expect to see coworkers and former classmates pop up as potential paramours — Tinder is certain these latest adds will bring users one step closer to their match made in pixelated-heaven.

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Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

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